All you need to support #MARDA’S GIFT Film is the best pizza in PDX!

#Nostrana Restaurant PDX is giving a portion of pizza sales to MARDA’S GIFT, a documentary short about one woman in one small town (Bend, OR) who has changed lives for her students, their families and communities — by teaching European baking.

Head out to Nostrana before July 14 and support our fundraising to complete the film. All you have to do is eat the best pizza in Portland!

We’re almost at the finish line and will go into post production in the fall with $10,000 raised. Two PBS stations are broadcasting our ~5-minute trailer! Watch it here.

Can’t make it to Nostrana? Click over to Kickstarter. We’re raising last funds needed to complete the film.

Thanks for your support!

Sheila Rittenberg, Executive Producer, MARDA’S GIFT Film

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#CreateResponsibly Panel at the Hollywood Climate Summit

Calling all Filmmakers, Creators, Photographers, Artists and Influencers of all sorts who use the outdoors as their canvas!

#CreateResponsibly joins this week’s Hollywood Climate Summit to inspire better outdoor creation and recreation practices. Join the workshop Saturday June 25 at noon PT. Register for free at www.hcs.earth/RSVP to gain access to this workshop and much more.

Oregon Film is proud to have been participating in this campaign under the Recreate Responsibly Coalition during the pandemic.

Greening production practices are critical for addressing climate change but what about our literal footprints? When we use outdoor space to create and share our art or stories, we have a shared responsibility to one another, future generations and the land itself along with its inhabitants.

Learn more about CreateResponsibly and join the pledge at:
https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/createresponsibly

Learn more about Hollywood Climate Summit:
https://www.hollywoodclimatesummit.com/

#HollywoodClimateSummit #ClimateChange #Outdoors #Creators #filmmaking #photography #RecreateResponsibly #CreateResponsibly

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Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks is Back

Since 2016, the Hollywood Theatre has partnered with the Oregon State Parks Department and Oregon Film to produce a series of outdoor screenings. This year, we’re celebrating 100 years of Oregon State Parks with four special screenings honoring the past, present, and future. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oregon State Parks! Follow the fun online with #oregonstateparks100.

This year’s line up includes: Jurassic Park, Mars Attacks!, Back to the Future Part II and Encanto.

Summer Movies at Oregon State Parks are free to attend and no ticket is required. Screenings begin at dusk. Free day-use parking after 7 p.m.

Find out more here.

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#OregonMade, Nathan Fielder’s “The Rehearsal” Set To Premiere On HBO & HBO Max, July 15th

Image from @nathanfielder Instagram

Nathan Fielder’s long-awaited next project, The Rehearsal, is set to premiere on HBO and HBO Max, July 15th. This six-episode show marks Fielder’s return to television. The official press release describes the new series as one that “explores the lengths one man will go to reduce the uncertainties of everyday life. With a construction crew, a legion of actors, and seemingly unlimited resources, Fielder allows ordinary people to prepare for life’s biggest moments by “rehearsing” them in carefully crafted simulations of his own design. When a single misstep could shatter your entire world, why leave life to chance?”

Fielder is the Executive Producer, writer, director, and star in “The Rehearsal” that filmed with an Oregon crew during the 2021-2022 production year.

 

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Cars In Movies Are More Than Just Props

Audi e-tron GT

Cars are a part of our everyday lives, so they naturally make their way onto the big screen. Here, they serve not only as a means of transportation for the characters brought to life by various actors but also as an advertisement for the automakers who often generally pay for the honor or sometimes donate high-value vehicles. More often than not, these cars are not even the star of the show, such as the BMW E90 3 Series, which has featured in the background of Iron Man 2 and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol on the silver screen and Orange is the new Black and House of Cards on television. Yet, even in passing, they leave an impression, especially if they are attractive luxury models.

A Hint of What’s to Come

However, advertising isn’t the only thing car manufacturers are interested in when it comes to placing their products squarely in the public eye. The world of cinema is often a variation of the one we live in, so it’s a great place to try out new ideas. Automakers can review audience reactions and feedback to get a better idea of what might work in future models. The success of this approach can be seen in the latest Ford Bronco, which was teased as far back as 2004 before appearing in Rampage, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The fact that the new Bronco that was released in 2020 looks slightly different could be attributed to how audiences around the globe reacted to the on-screen version.

At other times, on-screen cameos have been a great way to drum up consumer interest in limited-edition models based on popular franchises. Just look at the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider, which is featured in the movie of the same name. By hitching its wagon to the well-known intellectual property, the automaker was able to create a niche model that was just different enough to feel special and which would appeal to fans of the video games and movies. 

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Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. And, there’s still funding available for your next project. On top of that, the OMPA launched a new crew and vendor Directory that can quickly give you a sense of just how much depth there is in our industry here in the state. Want to know more? Just give us a call or drop us an email.

Oregon Production – What has been happening?

The 2021-22 production season saw projects released like Netflix’s “Metal Lords,” the Peacock series “The Girl in the Woods,” and amazing independent films like “Lorelei,” “The Water Man” and Nicolas Cage in “Pig.”  More recently Kelly Reichardt’s new film, “Showing Up,” premiered to great reviews at Cannes. We’re still awaiting the release of #OregonMade features “Somebody I Used to Know” (Amazon) and “Significant Other” (Paramount) as well as the first season of the HBO series “The Rehearsal.” On the animation side, we’re also eagerly awaiting the completion and release of Laika’s “Wildwood,” along with Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pinocchio” and Henry Selick’s new film “Wendell & Wild.” Hinge Digital continued its animation work on the new series of “Toonami” and “What We Do in the Shadows” and won an ADDY for its “Keep Portland Small” Alpenrose commercial campaigns.

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Hinge Digital Wins a National ADDY Award

#OregonMade Hinge Digital won anADDY Award at the national level for Alpenrose’s “Keep Portland Small” campaign. Hinge won the ADDY at the 2022 American Advertising Awards in the Animation, VFX & Motion Graphics category. That’s after winning multiple Gold ADDYs in Seattle this spring.

Big congrats to all of Hinge’s amazing artists who created this charming CG stop-motion style world.

Special shout out to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club 🚂 for their help and inspiration.

Check out the full spot on Hinge’s website:
https://hellohinge.com/projects/alpenrose-keep-portland-small/

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Picture This! IN-CAMERA VFX AND XR STAGE

Picture This has been creating some terrific in-camera VFX and XR production work.

In camera VFX/ XR production is the exciting new ability to shoot anywhere, any time and at any scale in a single, controlled location. This cutting edge tech uses large-scale LED backdrops and camera tracking tied to 3D rendering software to create the illusion of a subject in a virtual environment.

Check out their trailer here and get more info on their site.

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WIA Portland Starts This June At Pink Rabbit

WIA Portland is holding its first event on June 16th! This chapter is just one piece of the global organization known as WIA. WIA, is a non-profit organization that works to empower and advocate for those of underrepresented gender identities in the art, technology, production and business of animation.

Prospective members, allies and friends are all welcome to join us at the Pink Rabbit bar in downtown Portland.

WIA Portland Contact:

[email protected]

Facebook Page

Event Details:

Thursday, June 1

6, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at the Pink Rabbit

RSVP Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CALLING ALL SHORT FILMS!

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